HC Deb 30 June 1966 vol 730 c331W
Sir J. Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science for what reasons he rejected the proposal to set up a working party to consider and report on the desirability of establishing a teachers' general council.

Mr. Goronwy Roberts

Because the proposition put to my right hon. Friend by the teachers' associations would have given the proposed council a degree of control over the recruitment of teachers which in our view the Government could not properly relinquish at a time of acute teacher shortage.